Studies on Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade
UNECE studies on regulatory and procedural barriers to trade are demand-driven, conducted upon the request of member States, to support economic diversification and pro-poor growth in the region. The studies are based on a comprehensive evaluation methodology, geared to assist countries establish the required instuitional and legislative framework for ensuring successful integration into regional and global supply chains; promotes information exchange among countries on policies and experiences; promotes greater accountability and transparency; and informs donors as to where assistance might be required.
The studies are undertaken within the context of a participatory approach, which brings together public and private sector stakeholders to ensure policy responsiveness and bring about consensus. More...
The studies are conducted within the context of a participatory approach, whereby public and private sector stakeholders are brought together under national review mechanisms as called for by the outcome document by the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, in order to act as the UNECE counterpart throughout the assessment process. The recommendations emerging from the studies serve as a basis for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on progress made in achieving trade-related sustainable development targets. Most notable among these targets are correcting and preventing restrictions and distortions in global agricultural markets, listed as a means of implementation (MoI) target for SDG 2 on ending hunger and achieving food security; and, improving market access for least developed countries, listed under SDG 17 on a global partnership for sustainable development.